Start Planning Your Amsterdam Getaway Now
If you’re wondering when the best time is to book an Amsterdam getaway, the answer is Spring. Amsterdam is an incredible European city. Visiting any time of year is a treat, but visiting in Spring is extra special. Flowers, especially tulips, bloom in every color blanketing the countryside. There are many ways to enjoy the tulips (and other flowers) in Amsterdam, but my favorite way is spending the day in the nearby town of Lisse. The beauty can hardly be captured in a few images, but these Keukenhof photos will give you 16 reasons to put a spring getaway to Amsterdam on your bucket list.
Where is Lisse?
Lisse is a small dutch village in South Holland and is home to the famous Keukenhof Gardens. Besides Keukenhof, Lisse is famous for the hundreds of surrounding tulip fields. Renting a bike and riding through the tulip fields is, by far, one of the coolest dutch experiences you can plan. Remember, though, that tulip fields are NOT generally tourist attractions so be sure not to actually enter a flower field. If you would like to enter a flower field for a more up close and personal experience, you can visit one of the picking farms such as De Bollenburcht just outside of Lisse.
Getting to Keukenhof Gardens from Amsterdam
Keukenhof Gardens is less than an hour from Amsterdam making it a perfect day trip while you are in Holland. Each year, more than 7 MILLION bulbs are planted in preparation of the spring season. There are 800 varieties of tulips in Keukenhof, but Keukenhof isn’t all about tulips. Within the park you will find displays of flowers such as daffodils, hyacinths, orchids, roses, and much more. Spanning 79 acres, Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world. It is often referred to as the Garden of Europe.
Traveling to Lisse is reasonably simple. However, it does help to know specifics when it comes to traveling from Amsterdam to Keukenhof. The last thing you want is to be confused about where you are going or what to do when you you are in a foreign country. If you are planning an Amsterdam getaway this Spring, this Keukenhof guide includes everything you need to know about how to plan a day trip from Amsterdam.
16 Dreamy Keukenhof Photos to Feed Your Wanderlust
I took these photos in Keukenhof in April of 2017. Other than the quick tap of the magic wand in my iPhone camera app, they are unedited. Not bad, huh?! As you can see, Holland in the Spring is absolutely magical. It’s no wonder that the Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam is on nearly everyone’s bucket list.
Are You Ready to Book an Amsterdam Getaway Yet?
If these Keukenhof photos have you dreaming of a spring break getaway to Amsterdam, you’re not alone. Keukenhof Gardens hosts over 800,000 visitors annually. Considering they are only open roughly 2 months out of each year, that is a pretty impressive number. The good news is that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to cross Keukenhof Gardens, or Amsterdam, off your bucket list. According to a local, these are some of the best hotels in Amsterdam for any budget.
Last April, we were able to book round trip flights from Denver to Amsterdam for just $359 including checked bags. Keep an eye on flights through websites like google flights or momondo to score the best deal. Tracking your home airport as well as others nearby will give you the best chance to snag cheap airfare. Once you’re in Amsterdam, it’s all a matter of travel style. You can find accommodations in Amsterdam for virtually any budget (be sure to check out the reviews noted above), but you will be wise to book well in advance during tulip season. Use websites like Booking.com to research hotel costs or if you enjoy a more cultural experience, check out your options on AirBnB.
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